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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 150

    A FRENCH OAK DRESSOIR

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH OAK DRESSOIR
    19TH CENTURY
    The shaped moulded top above a central door carved with foliate scrolls and a portrait medallion, enclosing a shelf, the sides and canted angles similarly carved, above a further door and an arcaded pierced stand carved with linen fold motif, on moulded plinth and shaped bracket feet
    60¼ in. (153 cm.) high; 41½ in. (105.5. cm.) wide; 24¾ in. (63 cm.) deep


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    The dressoir was first used as a meuble d'apparat in the Middle Ages to display objets précieux such as crokery and silverware, with the higher shelf of the dressoir generally covered in rich textile on which the most valuable pieces of the household would be placed. A related dressoir de mariage, dated 1524 and featuring comparable carving and linen fold panels was previously in the Musée de Cluny, Paris (ill. J. Boccador, Le Mobilier Français du Moyen Age à la Renaissance, Saint-Rémy-en-l'Eau, 1988, p. 109).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 29, AND 138-160)